Friday, October 27, 2017

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #182

- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
 But you can like one cover version better than another....

US cover
UK cover
Yes, it seems I can't get enough of psychological suspense. Here's another one that's landed on my TBR list. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn releases on January 2/18 on both sides of the pond. Film rights already belong to Fox. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Okay, so we've got dark blue on both covers. And the cover blurb from Gillian Flynn on both. (that's a pretty good sign for me that it will be worth reading) The blinds on the US cover bent like they are indicate 'spying' or watching someone. The black background says whoever is looking is in the dark. The UK cover takes the vantage point out a bit further, letting us see a building and window. Two different font colours. I think the red says 'danger' a bit more, while the yellow mimics the window light. Both are effective, but I think I am drawn to the starkness of the US cover. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read The Woman in the Window?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

There was a lot of buzz for this book at BEA. The UK cover seems to highlight a door which seems odd to me so I vote for the US cover too.

Icewineanne said...

I'm not a fan of plain, stark covers. If I was browsing a bookstore I would not pick up the N.A. release but I would pick up the one with the UK cover. :)